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At 1:05 p.m. in the Glasgow Maternity Hospital Helen McRae Wishart is born.  She is the daughter of an engineer’s labourer named David Wishart and Helen McRae who are resident at 20 Canal Street in Port Dundas at the time of the birth.

In Southampton the 1st Battalion Royal Scots march into town from Winchester and embark for France on the City of Dunkirk. In their ranks is 10689 L/Cpl John Wishart.


At 3:30 a.m. B & C Coys of the 1st Highland Light Infantry march against German positions. The first wave moved forward at 5:34 a.m. and gained there objective with the war diary recording that gains were gallantly held throughout the rest of the day but a withdrawal was forced later on. 10046 Pte. J Wishart in D Coy did not take part in this particular action however 12056 L/Cpl. R Wishart may have been involved. Also in the trenches at Festubert is 677 Pte. Henry Gray Wishart of the Seaforth Highlanders.

In Le Havre the 1st/7th Battalion, Princess Louise’s (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders) leave for St. Omer and then march to billets at Helfaut and Bliques. Amongst their ranks is 1299 Pte. A Wishart.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]